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BUS 3250 Business Finance: Beavers

Your Assignment

Presentation Questions to Answer:

  • Qualitative description of the industry your company is in. (IBISWorld)
  • Biggest players in terms of revenue share and market share in the industry. Who is growing the most? The least? (IBISWorld; Mergent Online)
  • Past, ongoing, new, or potential forthcoming ethical/moral issues in the industry. (Business Source Complete; ATLA)
  • Describe your company in the context of the industry as a whole. (Mergent Online; IBISWorld; Business Source Complete)
  • Companies’ growth rates of total revenue and net income. Compare to the industry. (Mergent Online; IBISWorld)
  • Looking at the common-size financial statements, how is your company doing? Reasons why the company is doing well/ok/bad. (Mergent Online; IBISWorld)
  • Look at your company’s ratios and compare them to the industry. Areas of improvement? Areas of concern? (Mergent Online; IBISWorld)
  • Look at the company’s dividends. Choose a stock pricing model and determine if you would buy, sell, or hold the company’s stock. (Mergent Online; Wall Street Journal)
  • Calculate the company’s beta using returns from pricing data of the company and S&P500. (Mergent Online; Yahoo! Finance)
  • Find data on the company’s debt and preferred stock, in order to estimate weighted average cost of capital. (Mergent Online)